Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Congressman Robert Dold hosts The Concord Coalition at his Model Congress session for outstanding high school students in his district. Two interactive sessions will be held whereby students will learn about the federal budget and national debt, then be charged with discussing and choosing from a variety of public policy options that could reduce the deficit over the next 10 years.
Principles & Priorities is our flagship exercise that has been used in hundreds of High Schools, Colleges and Universities across the country. In it, participants make decisions about the best combination of program spending and tax policies to match with their larger sense of what the principles behind our budgets should be and what priorities the government should place at the forefront of fiscal decision-making. Learn more about our classroom exercises